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Business as usual at Demi-marathon de l’Acadie

Monthly half marathon event returns Nov. 5

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Nov. 2, 2017

TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. – With the 30th anniversary event now in the books, it’s back to business as usual at the Demi-marathon de l’Acadie.
The 361st monthly event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, and race director Donald Wade is hopeful to carry on the momentum from last month’s large turnout of nearly 100 participants.
“Last year we had 37, and I assume we will get maybe a little more because we had newcomers at the 30th anniversary race and I assume some of them might want to try the next one,” said Wade.

The 361e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie will take place in Tracadie-Sheila, N.B. on Sunday, Nov. 5. Shown here are Raymond Gallant and Nathalie Theriault-Roy taking part in the race last November.

Photo courtesy of Demi-marathon de l’Acadie on Facebook

“Hopefully we can increase it a little bit. We’re very happy when we can get over 30.”
Two things working in their favour could be the wind down of the season and the resulting fewer runs in the region, especially at the half marathon distance; and the unseasonably warm fall weather experienced around much of the Maritimes this year.
Runners who take part in the Demi-marathon de l’Acadie events will also have a better chance at the cash prize draws to be made at the December event.
“We set aside $1 per runner over the year, and it adds up to a certain amount of money and we give out $50 prizes,” he said. “Anybody who participates in a race during the year has a ballot, and the more they participate, the more names they get in the draw.”
For more on the 361e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, visit here .